Take The Ultimate Solar System Quiz To Survive The Test!

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Take The Ultimate Solar System Quiz To Survive The Test!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The further away from the Sun: 
    • A. 

      The faster the planet moves

    • B. 

      The hotter the planet is

    • C. 

      The longer the planet's orbit takes

  • 2. 
    It is far to expensive and the distances are too far for Humans to land on all of the planets and t their moons. What does NASA do instead to learn more about these places? (mark all the apply)
    • A. 

      Send dogs and monkeys to explore

    • B. 

      Use telescopes to view them

    • C. 

      Send satellites to photograph them and gather data

    • D. 

      Send machine and robots with cameras to explore.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following objects do NOT travel around the Sun?
    • A. 

      Comets

    • B. 

      Asteroids

    • C. 

      Moons

    • D. 

      Planets

  • 4. 
    A shooting star is:
    • A. 

      A fast moving humongous galaxy, it shines so brightly because it is moving so fast

    • B. 

      A small pebble or speck of dust burning up in the earth's atmosphere

    • C. 

      A small asteroid the size of a large car moving too close to the sun

    • D. 

      A dying star exploding in the distant reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy

  • 5. 
    List, in order from smallest to largest, the 4 levels of our planet in the Universe
    • A. 

      Solar system, earth, milky way, universe

    • B. 

      Solar system, milky way, earth, univese

    • C. 

      Earth, solar system, milky way, universe

    • D. 

      Universe, milky way, solar system, earth

  • 6. 
    Planets and moons appear bright. Why?
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion occuring in their core

    • B. 

      Sunspots on their surface

    • C. 

      Reflecting light from the sun

    • D. 

      Nuclear fusion occuring on their surface

  • 7. 
    Where is the asteroid belt located? Give the BEST answer that gives the most information.
    • A. 

      Between Jupiter and Saturn

    • B. 

      Just beyond the Oort Cloud

    • C. 

      Between Mars and Jupiter

    • D. 

      In an irregular galaxy

  • 8. 
    Because of their distance from the Sun, which of the following are most likely true?
    • A. 

      Earth has a longer year than Mars

    • B. 

      Mars has a longer year than Mercury

    • C. 

      Mercury has a longer year than Jupiter

    • D. 

      Neptune has the longest year of all planets

    • E. 

      The inner planets revolve around the sun faster than the outer planets

    • F. 

      Venus revolves around the Sun more slowly than Uranus

  • 9. 
    What facts are true of the outer planets? Chck all that apply.
    • A. 

      They are made of gas

    • B. 

      They are made of dust and rock

    • C. 

      They are made of fire

    • D. 

      They reflect light from the Sun

    • E. 

      They make their own light by nuclear fusion

    • F. 

      They are far from the Sun

    • G. 

      They are close to the Sun

    • H. 

      They are nicknamed "gas giants"

    • I. 

      They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

  • 10. 
    What facts are true of the inner planets? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      They are made of gas

    • B. 

      They are made of dust and rock

    • C. 

      They are made of fire

    • D. 

      They reflect light from the Sun

    • E. 

      They make their own light by nuclear fusion

    • F. 

      They are far from the Sun

    • G. 

      They are close to the Sun

    • H. 

      They are nicknamed "gas giants"

    • I. 

      They are nicknamed "terrestrial planets"

  • 11. 
    Mary looked in her science book at this picture of the solar system.  What is not accurate about this picture? (mark all that apply)
    • A. 

      Nothing is wrong! It's a perfect model

    • B. 

      The objects are way to close together.

    • C. 

      The sun is way too big.

    • D. 

      The scale is not right (Jupiter is too small compared to earth...etc.)

    • E. 

      The orbits are way too elliptical.

    • F. 

      The planets are hardly ever lined up in a straight line.

  • 12. 
    Check all the reasons why Pluto is not a planet anymore! (check ALL that apply)
    • A. 

      Eris the dwarf planet was discovered

    • B. 

      It isn't a complete round sphere

    • C. 

      It doesn't orbit the sun

    • D. 

      It doesn't have an atmophere

    • E. 

      It isn't massive enough to clear the surrounding area of left over "stuff"

  • 13. 
    Where would people travel to first in space?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Mercury

    • C. 

      Titan (moon of Saturn with the ocean and streams)

    • D. 

      Sirius (one of the closest stars to us)

  • 14. 
    What would happen if the sun lost it's gravitational attraction?  What would the solar system look like?
    • A. 

      It would look a lot different then it does now. Things would be floating off in all directions.

    • B. 

      Nothing. Everything would continue moving just like they are.

    • C. 

      We would all start revolving around Jupiter.

    • D. 

      Very little would change, since the sun has very little gravitational pull.